Deepalaya Education Society

Project Brief: Ramditti J R Narang Deepalaya Learning Centre will be involved in mainstreaming out of school girl children into formal education
Project Type: Non-Formal Educational Centers (description)
Primary Focus: girls (description)

Secondary Focus: dropouts

Area: Urban
Supporting Chapter Contact: Minnesota
Status: current / ongoing
Project Steward: Padma Murthy
Project Partner(s): T K Mathew
Other Contacts: Jaswant Kaur
Project Address: , Ramditti J R Narang Learning Centre,B-65, Panchsheel Vihar (behind Triveni Complex),Sheikh Sarai,
DELHI  110017
Tel: +91-986-8144-844
Stewarding Chapter: Minnesota
Dec 2017MinnesotaUSD 1976
Aug 2017MinnesotaUSD 2006
Feb 2017MinnesotaUSD 1892
Jul 2016MinnesotaUSD 1887
Oct 2015MinnesotaUSD 1949

Total = $9710

Asha will support the full cost of mainstreaming 30 girl children between the ages of 6 and 14, for 3 years, at the Ramditti J R Narang Deepalaya Learning Centre. The girl children will be school dropouts identified from the slums surrounding the learning center.

The project intends to achieve the following objectives:
- To identify out of school girl children, to enroll them in learning centers and provide education, mainstream them and provide remedial teaching
- To reduce the dropout rate below 10%
- To mainstream at least 80% of the enrolled girl children into Formal Schools in the Grade relevant to their age
- To promote quality education in Government Schools by working closely with the government system so that students achieve 20% enhancement in learning level year after year
- Build Individual capacities of girl children by using TLMs (Teaching and Learning Materials) and help them in becoming responsible citizens
- To promote benefits of health and hygiene among girl children
- To promote gender equality, social and economic empowerment
Deepalaya is an ISO 9001:2008 certified non - government organisation that believes in enabling self reliance and is committed to working on issues affecting the urban and rural poor, with a special focus on women and children.

The NGO was started on July 16th 1979 by seven founding members, and for more than three decades, has been contributing to the crusade against illiteracy. Over the years, Deepalaya has established several projects in the areas of Education (Formal/Non-Formal/Remedial), Women Empowerment (reproductive health, SHG, Micro-finance), Institutional care, Community health, Vocational training and Differently Abled. These projects are operational in Delhi, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.

Till date, Deepalaya has reached out to more than 2,70,000 children, given vocational training to 9,700 adults and helped form more than 1,000 Self Help Groups with 11,000 women who have together saved Rs.408 million with a community revolving fund of Rs.1053 million. Deepalaya’s growth, however, has not been a solitary one; the organisation takes the initiative to collaborate with the government and with other agencies to make meaningful intervention in the policy making process of the State.
Main Project Contact: Mr. T K Mathew
tkmathew@deepalaya.org